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Tell us your favourite home working snack and win a Flavrbox!

What's your favourite home working snack?

The competition has now closed

We’ve already talked about how little things matter when you work from home, including the making of drinks and snacks at regular intervals throughout the day. I’ve even started an album of home working mug shots on Facebook with photos of your favourites.

What we haven’t considered yet is what you like to eat when you’re working from home. So my friends over at Flavrbox in Bristol are encouraging you to share your favourite home working snack by offering a free tasting box to the three best suggestions, along with 15% off your subscription if you sign up.

The prize:
Flavrbox champions the amazing range of independently produced food available in the UK, and their selection criteria are based on taste, ethics and availability. Many of the products have won prestigious awards (such as the Great Taste Awards or Taste of the West Awards). Their tasting box contains a selection of 5 to 6 hand-picked products, along with a set of notes explaining the story behind each product and serving suggestions. Ideal for planning some home working snacks!

What you have to do:
Just leave a comment to this post telling us what your favourite home working snack is and why. The competition runs from now until 5 pm on Friday 13 July – it may turn out to be your lucky day!

To enter you must be over 18 and a resident of the UK. Only your first entry will be considered so make it your best shot. I will inform the lucky winners by email on Monday 16 July and you must reply by Friday 20 July in order to claim your prize.

I’m getting a bit fed up with toast and Marmite so I’m looking forward to some new ideas. May the best snacks win!

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36 Comments on "Tell us your favourite home working snack and win a Flavrbox!"

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  1. Sharon says:

    Depends – if I am being good then nuts & raisins, if I am craving sweet stuff then Skittles (preferable the US ones when I can get them) and if I feel like I should have a reward then cake (obviously).

  2. Can’t beat Marmite and Tahini on organic super seeded toast. It’s a perfect healthy mid morning savoury snack. The saltiness of the Marmite blends nicely with the smooth nuttiness of the Tahini.

    Better get that toaster warmed up now.

  3. I have a bit of a soft spot at the moment for frozen forest fruits and yoghurt, or peanut butter and apple slices to dip! When I’m being less healthy though, I love Nutella (er, possibly with a spoon straight from the tub!)

  4. Liz says:

    This is making me hungry! Roasted, salted cashew nuts. Yum.

  5. Eleanor W says:

    Slices of ham with a bit of light cream cheese rolled up inside it. Or a bog standard cup of tea!

  6. Corrina Gordon-Barnes says:

    My favourite home-working snack is a slice of my home-made raw vegan strawberry cheesecake. I snuggle into the corner of my sofa with that, a cup of No Caf and whatever great book I’m reading and it feel super relaxing, comforting and luxurious. In fact, off I go to do so now!

  7. how to improve memory says:

    I like to go with some wheat bread TLC and VERY HOT Sauce! I love to eat spicy foods.:)

  8. Jan Minihane says:

    Biscuits – must try harder to be healthy!

  9. Kay Heald says:

    I have two daughters who are very ‘into’ baking – the banana and wholemeal Pimhill flour muffins magically disappear when they’re at school … shame!

  10. Oatcakes and peanut butter, with a slice of strong cheddar cheese! Snack of Champions!

  11. Claire Dowdall says:

    I like to keep it simple – I love the crust of a nice fluffy white loaf of bread, toasted and covered with butter (spread while it’s hot so it melts into it). Luuuurvely 🙂

  12. If I’m feeling healthy, fruit and oatcakes (especially the Nairn cheese flavoured ones). If I’m not, it’ll be crisps and biscuits. (Oh the shame… 🙂 )

  13. I think a lot of the above are LYING. My favourite snack is either a Snickers bar, or a maple danish, or a big chunk of Lancashire cheese, and behold the surprising one…..a whole Ruby grapefruit carefully prepared so there is no pith at all. Whatever cake is available I will eat, good bread of whatever kind with lots of unsalted butter. I have just had a chunk of date and walnut bread. if it’s the end of the day I might have a bag of crisps, or even in the middle of the day. ‘Healthy’ food ie nuts,(any sort of nuts esp pistaccios) raisins (any dried fruit) I can eat by the shedload and kid myself it’s ok as it’s healthy but it still isn’t ok to eat it so much actually. Yes, oatcakes are excellent too. Chocolate if it’s around I will eat, also chocolate biscuits or chocolate cake. I must admit I am greedy and I love my food.

  14. Mrs Crimble’s Macaroons. Addictive.

  15. Helen says:

    I toast sunflower and pumpkin seeds in a pan for a minute or two, then slosh in a dash of soy sauce and mix it around. Wait till they cool a little and munch in great big savoury handfuls! Takes no time.

  16. For me it has to be a piece of fruit!! 🙂

  17. Peanuts and raisins is my current prefered snack. I used to get far too many discount cakes & biscuits from the pound shop round the corner, but was waistline was starting to notice. I’m not a great one for healthy salad, but at least the peanuts are a step better than kitkats!

  18. Fran Conroy says:

    I think cereal, quick & easy! Hot day = cornflakes & cold milk. Cold day = porridge & dried fruit … love putting the dried fruit in while it’s too hot to eat – by the time the porridge has cooled down the fruit has plumped up! 🙂

  19. Sue Matejtschuk says:

    For a really quick snack I keep carrot sticks and a full fruit bowl, if I want something hot then a microwaved cheese and ketchup sandwich- the cheese melts and the bread goes soggy, gorgeous!!

  20. Lynette says:

    I am a huge fan of cheese (seriously strong, oh my!) I have to admit it, especially when combined with some fresh windmill bread, delicious! I am also partial to a chicken wrap with ice burg lettuce and a splodge of mayonnaise as it’s fast food which tastes good and easy to eat at my desk. Follow that with a flake and I’m happy as Larry!

  21. Jose says:

    this is simple.. a nice toasted baton, or baguette will do, with lashings of butter and thinly cut tomatoes and even more thinly cut tuscan salami. I know it’s sounds more like lunch, but at 11 o’clock with a black coffee it’s simply perfect.

  22. Hazel McLellan says:

    It’s just so difficult to decide as I have far too many favourites all depending on what time of day and whether I’m celebrating winning a new client (hot chocolate or a glass of vino) or whether I need energy to complete a project (only chocolate will do – loving Gower Cottage Chocolate Brownies). However, probably my all time favourite snack that I go to time and time again is simply toast…with butter and a mug of tea – has to be a china mug though as that makes all the difference.

  23. Emma Crofts says:

    crumpets! with anything! or cured trout, pickled beetroot and rocket…

  24. Anita-Clare Field says:

    Well Obviously it HAS to involve marmite. I always have marmite rice cakes within easy reach. If I’m rice caked out then Marmite on toast with a thin layer of garlic mayo and some capers or Marmite spread on Celery.

  25. Working from home in rural France, my ultimate treat would be a mug of PG Tips and a couple of digestive biscuits. If I was craving a sugar rush, I might just smear some homemade jam on top of the biscuits too.

  26. kathleen hooper says:

    Greek Yogurt, honey with sliced banana and seeds sprinkled on top. It just seems to hit all the right spots…. it’s sweet, nutritious, gives me energy and I can feel reasonably virtuous!

  27. It as to be melon and nuts x

  28. Paul Cox says:

    Has to be a cup of coffee with a whole packet of Jammie Dodgers for dunking.

  29. Well, it’s quite a simple choice for me. Cups of tea and green apples. (and there’s no rubbish as the dog eats the apple core so he gets a treat too)

  30. Emma Windsor says:

    Rice cakes with any topping – peanut butter, honey, soft cheese – obviously not all at once

  31. Gosh you’re a healthy lot Me? Speed and maximum calories – a tasy nut fix in the shape of a tracker bar accompanied by Cadburies hot chocolate …well who said you needed to be a grown up!

  32. Nicky Kriel says:

    Leftovers in the fridge, my kids seem to have developed an intense dislike for eating the same food twice in a row and it saves me from eating sugary snacks.

  33. Sheree says:

    Chocolate coated corn flake cluster thingies. I didn’t go to the trouble of self-employment to die of boredom on apples 🙂

  34. Rebecca Orchard says:

    Does raiding the near empty fridge for random bits of scrumminess count? Last week it was radishes, button mushrooms and cheddar cheese, all cubed/sliced and hit the spot! Admit I am not great at keeping food supplies well stocked…wonder what leftovers I can pounce on next week!

    • Judy says:

      Many thanks to everyone for your hunger-inducing entries 🙂 The competition is now closed, Rebecca squeaking in with a minute to spare!

  35. Mickey says:

    Having used to work in a busy kitchen in a nice hotel as a chef you would think it would be something like a prawn cocktail or a healthy ceasor saled. But infact my favorite snack when working from home is, two pieces of toast covered in peanut butter, with a fried egg on both pieces and beans on top.
    You may think this i wierd, but try it the dry peanut butter mixed with a runny yoke and beans is just heaven to me. The perfect balance of dry and wet food mixed together.